Create an External Report from Local Filesystem

This article describes how to collect images and create an External Report from the Local Filesystem.


Establish connectivity to Local Filesystem

1. Access New > External Report > Local Filesystem

  1. Category: specify the Category where the External Report will be placed
  2. Define whether you want Report content to be updated manually or automatically.
    • If you select Automatic Collection, define the following settings:
      • Specify the Report Image Trigger from the drop-down list
      • Choose the Plugin Connection Profile 
      • Report: Select a report available on the server
  3. [Next: Define Details]

2. Configure the Report

  1. Show Report in:
    • Viewer: the collected image will be shown in MI External Report Viewer
    • External Webpage: the webpage defined in the External report URL is shown
  2. Show: if the External Report is displayed in Viewer, it can be shown:
    • In Iframe
    • As static image
  3. The External Report URL: add an external link to your image.
    • If the External Report is shown in Viewer as static image, enter a whitespace character
  4. Save and Collect Image: click to create the preview and thumbnail images
  1. Once the preview and thumbnail images have been created, select [Enable & Publish] to View Report.

3. View the External Report

  1. In the External Report Editor, select [View]
  1. Based on your display settings, the Report will be shown either in an External Webpage or in the Metric Insights Viewer